LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Braves have released left-handed reliever Alex Torres, a move made soon after reassigning him to minor league camp Monday.
“Just wasn’t a good fit,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said of Torres, 28, who had a 4.50 ERA in seven Grapefruit League appearances, allowing six hits and five runs (four earned) with five walks and seven strikeouts in eight innings
The Braves optioned, reassigned or otherwise dropped all six from their original pool of left-handed relief options this spring. Torres, a non-roster invitee, was the last of that group jettisoned.
Torres was sent to the minors a day after the Braves made a trade to reacquire former Braves lefty Eric O’Flaherty on Sunday. They continue to comb the waiver wire and trade waters for other possibilities.
They’re also considering a couple of lefties from their own organization including 25-year-old Kyle Kinman, who hasn’t pitched above Double-A but has allowed one hit and no walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of three Grapefruit League games.